Owen Doherty, ’81, an Associate Administrator at MARAD, reached out to me today to provide data on how MARAD calculates the percentage of restoration of sea year. I’m digesting that information, will take him up on his offer to answer any questions I have about it, and will then put up a post that explains the MARAD calculation.
But, in the course of our conversation and a follow up email, he indicated that today OSG was approved for sea year. I wanted to get that information out right away. OSG is a really important addition, because it offers opportunities to get experience on oil tankers.
According to my data, OSG only has one MSP ship (required to take two midshipmen from the Academy) but operates another ten non-MSP ships that can take midshipmen if OSG wishes to.